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Doug Aitken

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"Doug Aitken’s images long to convey meaning, linger for the sake of a hopeful connection, document without the need to instruct. How incredibly beautiful, he asks, is our world?"
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, excerpted from Doug Aitken: 99 Cent Dreams, published by the Aspen Art Museum.

             

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Doug Aitken: Song 1

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN
Text by Kerry Brougher, Barney Hoskyns, Dean Kuipers.

Clth, 13 x 8 in. / 120 pgs / 150 color / 20 bw. | 8/31/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9780978906320 | $50.00


Doug Aitken: Black Mirror

DESTE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Preface by Dakis Joannou.

Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 144 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 9/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9789609931427 | $35.00


Doug Aitken: The Idea of the West

D.A.P/DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS/MOCA, LA/JRP|RINGIER

Hbk, 11.25 x 8.75 in. / 160 pgs / 124 color / 72 bw. | 1/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9781935202516 | $55.00


Doug Aitken: 99 Cent Dreams

ASPEN ART MUSEUM
Text by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson.

Hardback, 11.75 x 9.75 in. / 224 pgs / 216 illustrations. | 4/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780934324373 | $75.00


Doug Aitken: Sleepwalkers

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK
Foreword by Glenn D. Lowry and Anne Pasternak. Text by Klaus Biesenbach, Peter Eleey, Doug Aitken.

Paperback, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 176 pgs / 275 color / 5 bw. | 1/1/2007 | In stock
ISBN 9780870700453 | $39.95


Broken Screen: Expanding The Image, Breaking The Narrative

D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS, INC.
Edited by Noel Daniel.

Paperback, 7 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 310 color / 65 bw. | 11/15/2005 | In stock
ISBN 9781933045269 | $40.00


Doug Aitken: Sleepwalkers Box

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Doug Aitken: A-Z Book (Fractals)

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Artwork by Doug Aitken, Philippe Parreno. Edited by Marion Boulton Stroud, Russell Ferguson, Beatrix Ruf. Contributions by Michael Speaks.

Flexibound, 9.75 x 13 in. / 128 pgs / 100 color. | 5/2/2003 | Not available
ISBN 9783775712910 | $39.95


Doug Aitken: Rise

LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Artwork by Doug Aitken. Edited by Michael Holm, Anders Kold. Text by Poul Erik Tojner.

Paperback, 10.5 x 8.25 in. / 48 pgs / 55 color | 6/2/2003 | Not available
ISBN 9788790029708 | $21.00


Doug Aitken: Notes For New Religion

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Essays by Francesco Bonami, Henry Grunwald, Jorg Heiser and Gijs van Tuyl.

Hardcover, 10.25 x 8 in. / 120 pgs / 75 color / 7 bw | 9/2/2001 | Not available
ISBN 9783775710602 | $35.00


FROM THE BLOG



Ex Libris: Doug Aitken

Los Angeles-based Doug Aitken is one of the most important artists of the 90s generation. His work in multi-screen video and photographic installation has literally changed the artistic landscape, incorporating architecture, film and sound in new and challenging ways. Aitken has also become one of the last decade's most incisive interviewers of other artists, filmmakers and architects, as his many books and magazine articles attest. 
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Doug Aitken: Song 1Doug Aitken: Song 1

Published by Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Text by Kerry Brougher, Barney Hoskyns, Dean Kuipers.

In a bold effort to redefine the public exhibition space, the Hirshhorn Museum has commissioned Doug Aitken’s most ambitious work to date. Song 1 is an unprecedented 360-degree moving-image work, requiring 11 high-definition projectors, that seamlessly blends imagery to illuminate the façade of the museum’s iconic cylindrical building--transforming it into “liquid architecture”--and create an urban soundscape. The scope of the artwork is large, yet at its core is a basic concept. Based around a single song, “I Only Have Eyes for You,” the piece explores the idea of pure communication through the perfect pop song. This distinctive book, designed by the artist and shaped to emulate the form of the Hirshhorn itself, visually interprets the work and places the work in a broader art historical and cultural context.

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HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN

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Doug Aitken: Black MirrorDoug Aitken: Black Mirror

Published by Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art.
Preface by Dakis Joannou.

Doug Aitken’s Black Mirror is a meditation on the rootlessness and the extreme virtuality of contemporary existence. Comprised of a site-specific multi-channel video installation and a live theater performance at the Deste Foundation Project Space, Slaughterhouse, on the Greek island of Hydra, it stars Chloë Sevigny as a nomadic individual traversing airport terminals, hotel lobbies and car rental kiosks, communicating in quick pulses and travelling long distances for short meetings. The video installation was shot in and around Athens and Hydra, as well as Cancun, Mexico; Albuquerque and Gallup, New Mexico; Flagstaff and Arcosanti, Arizona; and Palm Springs, California. The performance was staged on a barge off Athens, and featured Sevigny, gospel singers, strippers and musicians, Los Angeles underground rock duo No Age and Greek percussionists.

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DESTE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

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Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 144 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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PUB DATE 9/30/2011
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Doug Aitken: The Idea of the WestDoug Aitken: The Idea of the West

Published by D.A.P/Distributed Art Publishers/MOCA, LA/JRP|Ringier.

Sunsets over the Pacific. "Surfers." "Movie stars." "Coyotes in the street." "Sex." Doug Aitken's The Idea of the West gathers the responses of 1,000 people on the streets who were asked "What is your idea of the West?" and assembles this amazing manifesto from their replies. Through an assortment of more than 200 color and black-and-white images juxtaposed with responses to this question, The Idea of the West takes the reader on a high-speed journey across space and time to trace the mythology of the New West. The volume also features conversational fragments by a host of creators based in the Pacific region, including Devendra Banhart, Bruce Brown, Charles Burnett, Exene Cervenka, Fallen Fruit, Simone Forti, Fritz Haeg, Miranda July, No Age, Raymond Pettibon, Rodarte and Ryan Trecartin. A hybrid artist's book that brings together elements from classic 1970s photobooks, agit-prop paperbacks and music zines, The Idea of the West reflects Aitken's always expansive approach to art-making.
Known primarily for multi-screen video installations that function as immersive explorations of the experience of time and location, Doug Aitken has also directed many live happenings, including his "Broken Screen" happening in Los Angeles and the "99 Cent Dreams" and "Sonic" happenings in New York. In 2009, Aitken orchestrated a real-time opera that assembled auctioneers performing against the rhythms of his "Sonic Table," at Il Tempo del Postino, at Theatre Basel and presented a performance during the opening of his multichannel video installation frontier in Rome.

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D.A.P/DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS/MOCA, LA/JRP|RINGIER

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Hardcover, 11.25 x 8.75 in. / 160 pgs / 124 color / 72 bw.

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Doug Aitken: 99 Cent DreamsDoug Aitken: 99 Cent Dreams

Published by Aspen Art Museum.
Text by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson.

This lavishly illustrated artist's book is the largest and most ambitious publication yet produced by the Los Angeles-based video artist and photographer Doug Aitken--an artist known for his groundbreaking publications. Featuring a short text by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Director and Chief Curator of the Aspen Art Museum, it focuses on Aitken's still images, more than half of which have never been reproduced before.
Known primarily for his multi-screen video installations, Aitken has gained international recognition for his immersive explorations of the experience of time and location. His exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum was the first dedicated solely to his photography. From nighttime cityscapes to deserted gas stations, airports and bus depots, Aitken's dreamlike photographs contain the same spatial and temporal dislocation and narrative suggestion as his installations.

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ASPEN ART MUSEUM

BOOK FORMAT
Hardback, 11.75 x 9.75 in. / 224 pgs / 216 illustrations.

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PUB DATE 4/1/2008
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Doug Aitken: SleepwalkersDoug Aitken: Sleepwalkers

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Foreword by Glenn D. Lowry and Anne Pasternak. Text by Klaus Biesenbach, Peter Eleey, Doug Aitken.

In January and February of 2007, the Los Angeles-based video artist Doug Aitken projected a new work, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art and the New York arts institution Creative Time, onto seven facades on and around MoMA's fabled West Fifty-third Street building. Sleepwalkers was both inspired by, and offered in opposition to, the densely built midtown environment; it integrated itself onto the surfaces on which it was projected, and it challenged viewers' perceptions of architecture and public space. The piece, which follows the trajectories of five characters as they make their way through nocturnal New York, explores Aitken's key recurring themes: broken and recombined narratives, the rhythm and flow of information and images, and the relationship of individuals to their environment. The viewer, as a pedestrian, a participant and a vital component of New York's energetic system, becomes part of the work, and of the interactive personal landscape that Aitken creates in and among the hard-edged concrete and glass language of Manhattan's architecture. In addition to documentation of Sleepwalkers, this publication contains an overview of the artist's work to date, with special emphasis on works since 2001. It also contains conversations between Aitken and a variety of artists, architects, writers and performers about different elements of city life, from the lit signage of Times Square to a taxi driver's eye view of the streets.

PUBLISHER
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 176 pgs / 275 color / 5 bw.

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PUB DATE 1/1/2007
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Broken Screen: Expanding The Image, Breaking The NarrativeBroken Screen: Expanding The Image, Breaking The Narrative

26 Conversations with Doug Aitken

Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc..
Edited by Noel Daniel.

Broken Screen is comprised of informal conversations between artist Doug Aitken and a roster of 26 carefully chosen artists, filmmakers, designers and architects. Part guidebook and part manifesto, the book takes a fresh look at what it's like to create work in a world that has become increasingly fragmentary. Through casual and direct discussions Broken Screen offers a detailed navigation through the ideas behind the important yet under-documented visual language of nonlinear narratives, split screens and fragmentary visual planes that define the most progressive moving images today. Presented in 26 illustrated chapters, the focus here lies on the shattering of the linear narrative in the visual arts through the use of image-based work to articulate the speed and fragmentation of modern life. Perhaps best of all, Broken Screen is a unique opportunity for readers to learn the thoughts and personal beliefs of these artists in their own words and imagery, unencumbered by critical or commercial filters, and communicated in the manner of a conversation between friends. It also seeks to produce a cultural manifesto for new communication, expression and understanding in both the present and future--much as Marshall McLuhan's Medium is the Massage did. With its accessible conversational style, forward-thinking graphic design and over 300 high-contrast images, Broken Screen extends across many disciplines including art, film, design and architecture, and is sure to become an important document of our time. Aitken's 26 interviewees are Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Robert Altman, Kenneth Anger, John Baldessari, Matthew Barney, Chris Burden, Bruce Conner, Claire Denis, Stan Douglas, Olafur Eliasson, Pablo Ferro, Mike Figgis, Werner Herzog, Gary Hill, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Rem Koolhaas, Greg Lynn, Carsten Nicolai, Richard Prince, Pipilotti Rist, Ugo Rondinone, Ed Ruscha, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Robert Wilson and Amos Vogel.

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Paperback, 7 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 310 color / 65 bw.

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PUB DATE 11/15/2005
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Doug Aitken: A-Z Book (Fractals)Doug Aitken: A-Z Book (Fractals)

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Artwork by Doug Aitken, Philippe Parreno. Edited by Marion Boulton Stroud, Russell Ferguson, Beatrix Ruf. Contributions by Michael Speaks.

Doug Aitken makes art at the edge of the world, with a kind of primitivism and ritualism unusual for video but mysteriously present in work that hovers at the edge where desert meets sea. Rise presents stills and installation shots from rise, the mirror, moving, these restless minds, 2-second separation, and i am in you, alongside an essay and interview with the artist.

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HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

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Flexibound, 9.75 x 13 in. / 128 pgs / 100 color.

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PUB DATE 5/2/2003
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Doug Aitken: RiseDoug Aitken: Rise

Published by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Artwork by Doug Aitken. Edited by Michael Holm, Anders Kold. Text by Poul Erik Tojner.

Doug Aitken makes art at the edge of the world, with a kind of primitivism and ritualism unusual for video but mysteriously present in work that hovers at the edge where desert meets sea. Rise presents stills and installation shots from rise, the mirror, moving, these restless minds, 2-second separation, and i am in you, alongside an essay and interview with the artist.

PUBLISHER
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 10.5 x 8.25 in. / 48 pgs / 55 color

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PUB DATE 6/2/2003
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Doug Aitken: Notes For New ReligionDoug Aitken: Notes For New Religion

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Essays by Francesco Bonami, Henry Grunwald, Jorg Heiser and Gijs van Tuyl.

The installation "Electric Earth," debuted at the 1999 Venice Biennale, brought international recognition to the video and media artist Doug Aitkin. In the piece, a dancer roams a transitory realm of wasted landscapes. Aitken, whose protagonists are usually natural landscapes and cityscapes, here links the electrified structures of our urban world with the nervous system of the human body. The piece, with its pop-surrealist overtones, also reveals Aitken's roots as a director of music videos. This artist's book, laid out in a landscape format, presents fascinating views of natural and urban lanscapes and structures from the video. Gijs van Tuyl, in his essay, writes, "You don't have to look through it passively from A to Z...it offers up a space in which the reader can move freely...in order to create a story in the here and now, in the flow of time."

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HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

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Hardcover, 10.25 x 8 in. / 120 pgs / 75 color / 7 bw

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PUB DATE 9/2/2001
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STATUS: Out of print | 8/10/2005

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Doug Aitken: Sleepwalkers BoxDoug Aitken: Sleepwalkers Box

Published by PAP.

The Sleepwalkers box is an experimental collaboration between Doug Aitken, Princeton Architectural Press, and DFA Records. Conceived in the spirit of multimedia editions of the past, such as Andy Warhol’s Index and the mid sixties artist edition/journal Aspen, the Sleepwalkers box is designed to encourage you to create your own multisensory experiences as you explore a kaleidoscopic universe of printed images, motion pictures, and audio recordings drawn from Doug Aitken’s groundbreaking 2007 Museum of Modern Art public film installation. In your hands, Aitken’s enigmatic story fragments, characters, and images become the building blocks of a new interactive multimedia work.

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